My Brackenridge: A Summer Reading Political Philosophy

One of the most important lessons I have learned while conducting research is that things will almost certainly not go exactly how you have planned. We have talked about this during the weekly seminars a few times, and we mainly talk about how time will affect what you can accomplish or how the model for…

Reflecting On My Creative Arts Fellowship

In the time that I have spent in the Creative Arts Fellowship, I have been able to explore my own artistic abilities through a topic closely tied to my career path. After researching the history of Filipinos and Filipino-Americans in nursing, I look forward to implementing my new perspective on my own future career as…

My Creative Arts Fellowship Experience

Over the course of this fellowship, I have developed a lot of skills that have helped me in the process of creating this film. One of the most important skills revolved around organization. With a documentary film, there are a lot of moving parts that need to come together in order to create the final…

Back to the Future: My Brackenridge Experience

Throughout this summer, I think my biggest learning has been how open-minded research can be. Almost anything that involves seeking the answer to a question is essentially research, whether that be a collection of short stories or a scientific abstract. This also means creative expression which attempts to better understand an aspect of society. Ultimately,…

A Reflection on My Brackenridge Experience

Just like that, Brackenridge is quickly coming to an end! It’s hard to believe that my time as a Brackenridge fellow will be over so soon, but I couldn’t be happier with everything I have learned and accomplished this summer. Coming into this fellowship, I had prior research experience working as a research assistant on…

Pursuit with Purpose

With application to the Brackenridge Fellowship, students are prompted to submit a proposal of their project. We craft letters detailing the background, methodology, and driving force of our project as succinctly as possible. True to form, we envision the ideal progression of our research where recruitment always goes swiftly and data analysis always ends in…

An Excellent Experience

                I would say that not much has changed in the way that I conduct research, but my understanding has shifted slightly. For example, I have learned about purpose, problem, and significance statements, and why they matter. I have learned about the use of a translational abstract, and how taking a few sentences to explain…

My Experience with the Brackenridge Fellowship

I have learned so many things through my journey as a Brackenridge fellow. This was my first, individual research project in which I was entirely responsible for the outcomes. Initially, this was daunting, but as I conducted more research, I progressively became more comfortable doing it. My research during this time taught me that when…

My Brackenridge Experience

Working on my project under the Brackenridge Fellowship this summer, time flew by! I’ve been learning a lot about the process of conducting research as well as my subject area, and look forward to continuing this work in the future. One concept I learned is that research is not linear. In school, following the lab…